Winter Storm Warning, Watch issued for parts of area starting tonight

25 March, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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"Power outages due to heavy snow and/or strong winds are possible in eastern MA", the weather service said. "Location on where the heaviest band of snow lands is still uncertain, but within the heavy band 6-10" of snow is projected to fall. Highs today will still trend below normal for mid to late March.

It is the fourth nor'easter to hit the Northeast and ME so far this month.

Millions of others in the Northeast have been digging out.

Sun will shine brightly on all that fresh snow on Sunday, with some of it melting. "The last time this happened was back in 1965 where we picked up a little over 4.1" of snow.

Winter Storm Toby US flights
GettyWinter Storm Toby Thousands of flights have been cancelled or delayed across the US

Strong winds will accompany the storm across all affected areas and could make travel hard, the Weather Service warned.

Washington schools were also closed, and children in Philadelphia, parts of New Jersey and Pittsburgh also enjoyed a snow day.

Whether this snow sends an inch or foot of snow, driving will be hard.

Rates of up to 5 inches per hour were reported, unusual for the Island, meteorologists said.

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Metro-North Railroad operated a reduced schedule and warned that it could be forced to cancel trains later in the day. A winter storm watch was issued early Thursday morning by the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

Out of thousands who lost power, just 165 customers were without electricity, PSEG Long Island reported about 8 p.m. Thursday.

The winter storm advisory in Boston - downgraded from a winter storm warning on late Wednesday night - was dropped in the city overnight, remaining in effect for southeastern MA through 8 a.m. Thursday.

Motorists should expect slippery conditions and be extra cautious when driving. Suffolk and Nassau officials said their secondary roads were mostly clear Thursday, with police reporting at least 172 crashes in Suffolk and at least 127 in Nassau during the storm.

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Several schools districts across the tri-state began posting closures Tuesday afternoon ahead of the storm's arrival.

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